El Centro school information

IndexEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools198,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The El Centro, CA educational system consists of 19 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. El Centro public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 25% lower than than the California average and 42% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of El Centro public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 68.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 65.8% have completed high school, 18.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in El Centro are 42% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in El Centro.
  • 68.7% of people in El Centro have completed 8th grade.
  • 65.8% of people in El Centro have completed high school.
  • 18.0% of people in El Centro have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in El Centro

IndexEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade68.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school65.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college48.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in El Centro (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Imperial, CA16,58343%12%
Heber, CA4,28738%23%
Holtville, CA6,23034%32%
Brawley, CA25,77631%37%
Seeley, CA1,62628%43%
El Centro, CA43,69928%42%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lompoc, CA43,67825%49%
North Miami Beach, FL43,72237%25%
Oakland Park, FL43,66034%31%
Danville, CA43,75873%49%
Pittsfield, MA43,63251%4%
El Centro, CA43,69928%42%
Source: The El Centro, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.